The Na Martorella or the narrow pass of Sa Costa Path

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

The narrow pass of Sa Costa or Na Martorella Path is one of the routes used most to access the highlands of Son Torrella in the district of Escorca and the olive groves of the Des Marroigsarea. The first part of the route which as a whole is very steep and runs along the old Monnáber road which is also accessible to vehicles. Then one will leave this to make the way up the mountain taking the Na Martorella path. After getting through the narrow pass of Sa Costa one enters Son Torrella and between the very high rocky slopes one reaches the destination.

Map of Route

Although this is a medium-length excursion the route contains very steep slopes which will take you over three and a half hours and the return to Sóller must be borne in mind. If one wishes to make this excursion gentler one is recommended to make it in the opposite direction becoming an almost totally downhill path. So it is recommended to go to Font Des Noguer on the Sóller-Lluc bus. It is not recommended to make the trip on foggy days, even in summer.

4h 00


900 m

Alternative return by bus/Outward bound bus


The charming village of Biniaraix well signposted from Sóller is the starting point (or the end destination if one decides to take the outward bound bus and walk down) of this demanding route which leads you to the highlands of Son Torrella. Near its old public washing places one takes the asphalted path which quickly gains height amongst the olive groves. One takes the Monnáber road and as one ascends the views over the Fornalutx valley become breathtaking. Once the bends area has been completed and still amongst the olive groves one reaches the start of the Na Martorella path. It is easy to find on the right as it is a long steep cobbled straight path closed in by two walls which contain an irrigation which in winter channels the overflow of the Na Martorella fountain from which source one can have a refreshing drink.

One has now already reached an altitude of 350 m but there still lies before you the steepest slope until reaching the 900 m of the narrow pass of Sa Costa.

After passing a cart track one goes on the way between sheds, olive trees and strips of land until entering Garriga. From here onwards the state of the path worsens considerably and one has to take care with the route.

Suddenly one starts gaining height leaving behind stony slopes, pines and holm oaks thus arriving at the narrow pass of Sa Costa via which one can access the district of Escorca. This point constitutes an exceptional vantage point over the districts of Sóller, Fornalutx and part of that of Escorca. And what’s more the view over the coast more than justifies its name. On the right one can behold the Gully of Biniaraix and the stone slope of Es Verger.

After a break after the steep ascent of over 800 m on the left one can go down to the valley of Son Torrella slotting in between the mountain range of the same name and that of Cúber By way of a copse of holm oaks one reaches the C-710 road near the southern mouth of the tunnel (km 36.8) and nearby Es Noguer at the feet of Puig Major our end destination.

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